Summer Day Camp COVID-19 Guidelines

Please review the following Summer Camp COVID-19 Guidelines before registering your child.

Please note: All Summer Camps Restrictions and Guidelines will be updated based on restrictions put in place by the Government of Alberta. Continue to visit this page to stay up to date on COVID-19 Summer Camp Guidelines.

We can not wait to see you this Summer!

SafetyAll children must be 6 to 12 years old to attend camps this year. 

Staff members, parents or guardians and children must not attend camps if they are sick, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold.

Symptoms to look for include fever (over 38°C), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and a general feeling of being unwell.

Parents and guardians must check the temperature of their children before coming to camp each day and will not bring them to camp if their temperature is over 38°C. 

All visitors and special guests will be documented. 

Masks will be required for both campers and instructors during camp hours. Masks are not required by campers if they are being active (while staying physically distant), outdoors, or in the Splash Park.
IllnessIf a child develops symptoms while at camp, the child will be isolated away from other children and the parent or guardian will be notified to come and pick up the child immediately. 

If a child requires close contact and care, staff will continue to care for the child until the parent or guardian is able to pick them up. Staff will wear a mask during all interactions with the child and will avoid contact with the child’s respiratory secretions.

All items used by the child while isolated will be cleaned and disinfected as soon as the child has been picked up. Items that cannot be disinfected (e.g. paper, books, cardboard puzzles) will be removed from camp and stored in a sealed container for 10 days.

If a staff member develops illness while at work, they will immediately remove themselves from any contact with others, and go home.
Drop Off & Pick Up ProceduresA mask MUST be worn during Drop Off and Pick Up, in accordance with the Calgary Bylaw- 26M2020.  If you or your child do not wear a mask during drop-off or pick-up, a staff member will remind you to wear one each day.

When a parent brings their child to camp, they will speak with a staff member. The camp staff will record the name of the child, parent, & time the child was brought to camp and picked-up.

The staff member coordinating the sign in & out procedure, will be located outside of the camp room.

Signs will be posted to remind all individuals to stay home when feeling sick and to wear a mask.

Hand sanitizer stations will be placed in all entrances to the camps area for use by staff, campers, parents doing pick-ups/drop-offs, and other essential visitors. 
Physical DistancingAt the beginning of each week, camp staff will review physical distancing guidelines and policies with campers. Air-fives and waves will be encouraged versus hugs and handshakes. 

Staff will enforce a no sharing rule, and encourage all participants to limit the amount of touching. 

All campers’ belongings will be put in separate bins and appropriately spaced out from one another. 
Meals and SnacksFood provided by the family will be stored with the child’s belongings.

We ask all parents to pack lunches that do not require refrigeration. Only food provided by the family will be given to each child. 

A “no sharing” policy of all food and beverage items will be enforced by camp staff. 

No activities involving child participation in food preparation will take place.

Cohorts will practice physical distancing when eating. 
CleaningCamps will engage in frequent, thorough cleaning and disinfecting each day.  

Frequently touched objects and surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected as per AHS’ Public Health Guidelines for Environmental Cleaning of Public Facilities during Respiratory Illnesses in the Community. 
Refund InformationStandard Day Camp Cancellation Policy: Refunds and cancellations can be requested up to 2 weeks prior to the day camp start date with a non-refundable administration fee of $20.00. All requests must be made in writing, by contacting the Program Coordinator at [email protected] No refunds will be issued for programs cancelled less than two weeks prior to the camp start date unless for medical reasons and documentation is provided.